Herodias or Pine Barrens Underwing
Catocala herodias gerhardi Barnes and Benjamin, 1927
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Family: Owlet Moths (Noctuidae)
Species Of Special Concern
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This species inhabits pitch pine-scrub oak communities with sandy soil, but may also be present in habitat with an acidic rock substrate.
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This species is probably still somewhat widespread on Long Island, but it is unknown how many populations remain there, but at least one globally significant occurrence still remains. Similarly, it is possible that additional occurrences could be found in the southeastern mainland counties. There are possibly 5 to 20 populations left in New York, but only two or three of these have been recently documented.
Short-term trends indicate that the population is stable.
Long-term trends indicate that the population has undergone a substantial to large decline (50% to 90% decline).